This link will explain what I was reading that put me in a tail spin
from the article: In 2005, the journal Clinical Cancer Research published a placebo-controlled study involving patients who received a 25 gram flaxseed-containing muffin over the course of 32 days. After observing a reduction in tumor markers and an increase in programmed cell death (apoptosis) in the flaxseed-treated patients, the authors concluded: "Dietary flaxseed has the potential to reduce tumor growth in patients with breast cancer."
"Although an increasingly common mantra in the conventional medical community (particularly in the field of oncology) is to identify all estrogens, including phytoestrogens, as "carcinogenic," the weight of the evidence stands against this accusation, both in the case of soy and flaxseed. Our indexing project, for instance, has identified 36 studies on soy's anti-breast cancer properties. It helps to understand the biochemistry in order to make sense of how a plant estrogen may actually reduce estrogen activity in the body".
Now, I was told to avoid plants that have high phytoestrogens like flaxseed and soy. Turns out research shows I probably should be eating this instead of avoiding it. That is fairly good news because it is virtually impossible to avoid soy since food in the grocery store is loaded with it - almost anything in a can, jar, or box has soy. I need more research on this but thought it was worth mentioning.
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